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CAO Prospectus 2023 | PDF Handbook Download

CAO Prospectus 2023 -Download Central Applications Office Entry handbook

We are pleased to informed you updated about CAO Prospectus 2022-2023 | Download Central Applications Office Entry handbook -see full details below

About Central Applications Office


Helping turn career dreams into reality


CAO vision is to be a world class centralised applications service offering access to the fullest range of study opportunities in Higher and Further Education in Southern Africa.

Central Applications Office Contact

Address: Central Services Complex – UKZN, Mary Thiphe St, Westridge, Durban, 4091, South Africa

Visit CAO at : Mary Thiphe Street (formerly corner of Francois and Cato Manor Roads), Cato Manor, Durban

CaCAOon: (031) 268 4444 or Share Call: 086 0860 CAO / 086 0860 226

International dialling code for South Africa +27

How to Download Central Applications Office prospectus 2022-2023

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Where to send your application

If you are applying for short-term study apply directly to the institution.

If you are applying to either Durban University of Technology, the University of Zululand, Mangosuthu Universitiy of Technology or to several institutions as the same time, apply through the CAO.

If you are applying to the University of KwaZulu-Natal, apply directly to the institution.

Applications to study Medicine at the University of KwaZulu-Natal are considered ONLY from citizens of the following SADC countries: Botswana, Lesotho and Mauritius.

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  1. I am very much discouraged cause I was completing the online application and made a mistake of filling in my name and surname but the identity number is for my daughter. I received the CAO number but when trying to continue with my online form after payment on online banking I was unable to proceed with the application to load her documents. I contacted CAO enquiries by email but up to now the CAO has not responded to my query.


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